Stay Healthy, Prevent Flu
Influenza, commonly called “the flu”, is a contagious respiratory illness caused by a virus that affects the nose, throat, and lungs. Influenza spreads from person to person when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Unlike the common cold, the flu can cause serious illness and can be life-threatening. Each year over 36,000 people in the U.S. die from complications of the flu.
Did you know that it takes about two weeks after getting the flu vaccine for it to be fully effective? Get vaccinated as soon as the annual flu vaccine is available and protect yourself from getting the flu. Everyone 6 months or older should get a flu vaccine.
To find a flu clinic near you, dial 2-1-1, or visit Vermont211.org